Oct 23 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

When my husband first told me about the proposition he received to work in Marrakech, my mind started to dream about all the exotic ideas and clichés we all growth with about this magnificent area. When I was a child I read a book, well, more of a candid novel for young teenagers that was called The Arab, since then I kept on my immense mental list the wish to visit this land.

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Oct 12 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

Had several short trips to Marseille, France. It was quite nice to enjoy the hospitality of my friends dj TiT & Cecile; in between appointments I took a lovely walk around the Vieux Port, made friends with some old fishermen, visited the amazing MUCEM and had a nice seafood lunch at Chef´s Gerald Passedat Le Môle.

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Sep 19 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

We visited Le Flouka on our first (and only) escapade from the city. Some friends  hinted us about lalla takerkoust and were kind enough to invite us for lunch. Lake wasn’t as impressive as it used to be since the water levels are tremendously low, but we still enjoyed of a sunny but breezy day before Summer high temperatures were here.

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Filed under: Carnet de Voyage

There was a lot of food and wine involved during those two long weeks where we unnoficially “opened” our pied-á-terre for friends and family. We ate unbelieveable amounts of grilled fish and seafood, which was freshly caught le jour/sour même. It is not by chance we choose Carro in South of France (Provence) as our french home. This tiny, cute village has nothing chic or overstated in its footprint, the only thing that makes it remarkable is its (also quite small) Marché de Poisson (fish market). Rumour has it, even famous three Michelin  star chefs such as Passedat come to this port from time to time to get his hands on some extraordinary oursins (sea urchins).

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Filed under: Entertaining Recipes
Aug 03 2014

by Heidi Leon Monges

June was a complicated moody month for me. During June we finally felt home in our apartment. There are still things to change or improve but we have learned one important thing during all these expat years: to have tons of patience.

June was a bit of a hazy month for me too. Way too hot days and nights that were spent doing the minimum of physical effort. But was also a month of late evenings spent at our terrace with a glass of rosé on hand.

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Heidi Leon Monges is a mexpat chef & photojournalist currently living in Marrakech, Morocco. She & her french pastry chef husband have resided in Mexico City, NY, Shanghai, Macau & until recently they were based in Aix-en-Provence. Aromas&Sabores is the creative corner where Heidi shares her photographic, culinary & traveling projects or collaborations.

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